Sohrab Salimi

Founder & CEO
Scrum Academy GmbH

Expert Business Agility Coach

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About Sohrab

Sohrab is the Founder & CEO of Scrum Academy in Cologne, Germany. He has taught close to 10.000 students in Scrum and Agile Leadership over the past decade. His work and experience in the agile space have been recognized by the world’s most respected agile certification organizations. He is an accomplished Certified Scrum Trainer® and Approved Certified Agile Leadership® Educator by the Scrum Alliance, where he also served the past 3 years as a member of the Board of Directors.

Sohrab has never been and will never be the typical agilist. His thinking and teaching have been inspired and shaped by his immigrant background, his studies as a medical doctor, his consulting work at Bain & Company, and his experience as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the only Certified Scrum Trainer® with a medical degree and who has been accredited as a Strategyzer Coach by Alexander Osterwalder and his company.

Over the past 15 years, Sohrab has worked with large and small organizations all over the world and in various industries, primarily in Pharma, MedTech, Automotive, IT, Telco, and Financial Services. This enables him to provide a wide range of examples in the work he does with all his clients.

Published Articles & Case Studies

Case Study: MAN

How can you build a truck with innovative unique selling propositions in just 18 months, if the regular development cycle is at least five years? MAN Truck & Bus was confronted with this challenge at the end of 2016.

Leading an Agile Transformation

Agile Transformation is much more than a handy catchphrase for consultants and their respective agencies. Today, almost every organization is talking about the importance of embarking on an Agile Transformation. Very few are able to articulate what this actually means to them, and even less are able to say how they want to approach it.

7 concrete tips to become a better leader

Sohrab shares his 7 valuable things Leaders of self-managed teams can do to become a better leader in the agile space.

7 questions in Catalyst Leadership

Get to know the Catalyst Leadership model with Sohrab.

Definition of Done in Agile

Sohrab explains what the Definition of Done in Agile is.

Working with the Product Goal Canvas

Sohrab explains how to create a great Product Goal in Scrum using the Product Goal Canvas.